82Mar 5, 2004
Outsourcing of American Jobs
Witnesses testified about the practice of outsourcing U.S. jobs to overseas markets as a means of reducing production costs and the impact on the U.S. job market and economy. They also talked ...
81Jan 28, 2005
Democratic senators held a hearing on the president’s plans to privatize Social Security and the fiscal future of the system.
Panel One: James Roosevelt, Jr., grandson of President ...
63Nov 14, 2003
Loss of Manufacturing Jobs
Leaders of labor groups talked about whether the U.S. is exporting jobs to other countries. What policies could be developed to slow this trend and to begin creating jobs in U.S. ...
62Oct 11, 2002
State of U.S. Economy
Participants talked about the state of the U.S. economy. Among the issues they addressed were corporate crime, deficit spending, confidence in the stock market, and Republican focus on ...
53Jun 23, 1999
Agriculture Issues and American Farmers
Democratic leaders heard testimony from farmers and rural business leaders about the agriculture crisis which was ruining many family farmers.
47May 8, 2006
Gasoline Prices and Energy Trading
The Senate Democratic Policy Committee will call witnesses to testify about gasoline prices and energy trading such as done by the Enron company in 2001.
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45May 13, 2005
The Senate Democratic Policy Committee held a hearing on President Bush’s new Social Security proposals. Committee members heard from economists, experts on Social Security, and ...
43Oct 24, 2003
Alleged Intelligence Leaks
Former CIA officers spoke to Democratic senators about the leak of a CIA operative’s name to the press by Bush administration officials. They talked about the potential impact of the leak ...
40Feb 17, 2006
Trade Agreements and the U.S. Auto Industry
Automotive union, manufacturing representatives, and other experts talked with members of Congress about U.S. trade policy and the downturn in the U.S. automobile industry, including Ford’s ...
37Mar 4, 2005
Members of the Democratic Policy Committee spoke at a forum on Social Security. They talked about a number of issues including proposed Bush administration reforms, private or personal Social ...
28Jun 9, 2003
Tax Policy and Job Creation
Mr. Kemp and Mr. Reich talked about the Bush administration’s economic policy, tax policy, and the state of the economy. They also talked about ways to stimulate the economy and ...
25Dec 11, 2003
Federal Overtime Pay Rules
Witnesses testified regarding changes in federal overtime pay regulations. Committee members and witnesses opposed the changes. Among the issues discussed were the number of workers who ...
20Nov 3, 2003
Iraqi Reconstruction Contracts
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Democratic senators met to inquire into the process by which reconstruction contracts were awarded for work in Iraq. Among the topics ...
18Feb 13, 2004
Iraq Reconstruction Contracts
Witnesses testified before the Senate Democratic Policy Committee about Iraq reconstruction contracts. Among the specific issues addressed were no-bid contracts and allegations of massive ...
18Oct 1, 1996
Democratic leaders briefed reporters on how the implementation of the minimum wage increase would help those who are currently earning the minimum wage. Today the minimum wage increased .50 to ...
17Apr 7, 2006
Water Provisions to U.S. Troops in Iraq
Witnesses testified about the alleged failure of the Halliburton company to deliver clean water to U.S. troops fighting in Iraq. Topics included supposedly potable water that was not ...
11Dec 12, 1991
Health Care Reform Proposals
The Democratic Policy Committee has been conducting a series of public meetings across the country to examine ways of improving health care in America. The hearing in Warren, MI, was the fourth ...
10Jan 18, 2005
Democratic leaders spoke to reporters about proposed Social Security programs, the fiscal solvency of the system, and the Bush administration’s plans to partially privatize some ...
8Jun 9, 2003
Tax Policy and Job Creation
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